Laughing crowd Manhattan Comedy Club

Manhattan's great comedy clubs are as famous as they are infamous.

They dot the nightlife and play host to tens of thousands of New Yorkers and tourists  nightly 7 days a week. Each has thei own flavor and style. Comics often jump from one club to another breaking in or polishing up their acts. Several clubs provide a jumping off place for rising stars. Others book mainly headliners from television and movies. Whatever you're looking for to tickle your funny bone, Manhattan after dark has it. Cover changes and minimums vary. It is always best to call the club first regarding costs before you get surprised.

Here's a sampling to get you started:

161 W. 22nd St (Between 6th & 7th Avenues
Tel: (212)  366-9176
The theater, owned and operated by TV's Upright Citizens Brigade. It hosts
improvised and sketch comedy six nights a week. No show is over $5.
Call for updates.

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